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Wilson Betemit likely done for season with wrist injury

Sep 15, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

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While it’s not quite on the level of Nick Markakis‘ thumb injury, the Orioles did get some bad news after last night’s loss to the Athletics.

According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Wilson Betemit is likely done for the season after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right wrist during batting practice last night.

Betemit missed two and a half weeks with a sore wrist before returning on September 1, so a similar injury would knock him out for the rest of the regular season. He should get a better idea on the timeline after seeing a hand specialist in Florida on Monday.

“It’s frustrating. Everything is going good for us, and this happens to me. We’ll see what happens. I am going to Sarasota, [Fla.], and we’ll see Monday [what] they tell me.”

Betemit, 30, is batting .261/.322/.422 with 12 home runs, 40 RBI and a .744 OPS in 102 games played this season. The switch-hitter has an .859 OPS against right-handed pitching.

  1. chuckleberry1974 - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    This just makes the decision to leave him off of the post-season roster (no jinxes) that much easier.

  2. randomdigits - Sep 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    When the experts loudly proclaim how lucky this years O’s are they all conveniently forget to mention the deluge of injuries that are every bit the equal to what the Yankees, Jays and Sox have endured. The Rays are the only team in the AL East that have been mostly healthy.

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